Town Administrator June 22, 2020Front Range Landfill Operations
To make sure we share timely, noteworthy activities and information about the Front Range Landfill
(FRL), which is located east of County Road 5 and south of County Road 6, Todd Fessenden, Public Works Director, will be including updates on the landfill in his monthly reports.
Currently, FRL is moving a roadway on the south face of the landfill to enable filling the southern end to its permitted elevation. Once this work is complete, trash operations will resume on the north face of the landfill, with little to no visibility from the south. FRL expects operations on the southern face to reach completion with cover and seeding treatments in late fall, the optimal time to seed.
While many aspects of FRL’s operations, including the ultimate elevation and fill areas, were approved by the State through a permit the State issued nearly thirty years ago, significant changes to that permit must now go through the Town’s development review process. While the Town does not have legal authority to unilaterally change the permit, any proposal to expand the permitted area of the landfill or to extend timelines for accepting waste at the landfill would require public hearings with the Town’s Planning Commission and Board of Trustees.
- View FRL’s community events. In the meantime, you can watch this ‘Landfill Crash Course’ with District Manager Randy Tourville.
- ‘Save the Date’ for the Town’s Annual Fall Clean-Up, Saturday, September 14. Town residents may dispose of any large household items, as well as tree limbs or other yard waste, FREE of charge (exclusions apply).
- Find landfill contact information, regulatory agencies, and related documents on the Town’s landfill page. Todd’s monthly reports will be added here!
- The Denver Regional Landfill (DRL), located west of County Road 5 and south of County Road 6, will stop accepting waste at the end of December 2020. After that, Waste Connections, the landfill operator, will cap the DRL, a process that will take an additional six months. Once capping is complete, the DRL will remain fully closed, although Waste Connections will continue environmental monitoring for thirty years.